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Biden Administration Moves to Protect Schools in Mask Fight

  • Education Department will fund schools penalized by governors
  • Policy appears aimed at Florida governor’s anti-mask policy
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The U.S. Department of Education will launch a program aimed at protecting schools districts that have been penalized by their state over Covid-19 mitigation policies like mask mandates. 

The program will allow local school districts to apply for grants to restore funding withheld as punishment for implementing strategies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that are consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to an emailed press release from the department on Thursday.